How Much Are Golden Pokemon Trading Cards Worth?

by D.C. Winston ; Updated September 22, 2017

Golden Pokemon Cards, as with nearly all collectibles, vary greatly in market value based on a range of factors from type of card to condition to whether they remain in their original factory sealed packaging. Here are a few key elements to help guide you to an answer.

What are Golden Pokemon Trading Cards?

They are gold colored trading cards featuring the Nintendo Pokemon characters MewTwo, Togepi, Charizard, Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Poliwhirl.

Key Factors Impacting Value

The rarity or popularity of a given image of theme on the card and whether it is in its original packaging and whether it is factory sealed are the three most important factor in determining value upwards.

Special Sets

A special set of six, noted for their red or blue box packaging were produced and were at one time available for purchase at Burger King.

Sources to Purchase or Sell

The best place to find a selection of Golden Pokemon cards are online retailers such as Amazon and online auction sites such as EBay.

Market Value

Non-mint, un-packaged cards can sell for $1 to $5 each. Originally packaged, factory sealed individual cards with certificates of authenticity sell for between $5 and $15 and special edition multiple card or ancillary object sets can run anywhere from $15 to $100 each.